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Fraxinus velutina 'Modesto'

Fraxinus velutina 'Modesto' Fraxinus velutina 'Modesto' Fraxinus velutina 'Modesto' Fraxinus velutina 'Modesto' Fraxinus velutina 'Modesto' Fraxinus velutina 'Modesto' Fraxinus velutina 'Modesto'

Photo Locations: Albuquerque BioPark - Rio Grande Botanic Garden

General Notes

Resistant to oak root fungus. Smog tolerant. Pest prone and undesirable in many areas. Not affected by powdery mildew or rust.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Oleaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.

Oval or Umbrella Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 30 - 50 feet.

Width: 30 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Glossy Light Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Yellow or Mostly Green Winged Seed, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Light Gray, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 3 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Oak Root Fungus and Powdery Mildew. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Psyllid, Spider Mites and White Fly, Anthracnose, Mistletoe, Root Rot, Rust, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered Low.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Not Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Fraxinus velutina 'Modesto' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 21, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/fraxinus-velutina-modesto >

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